View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Naperville Reads 2019
Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College
Naperville, IL
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Naperville Reads 2019

Naperville Reads is proud to present an evening with New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate and her book "Wishtree!"

This event is completely free and will offer a presentation from the author, Q&A from the audience, and a book signing.  

If you wish to purchase a copy of the book, please do so by purchasing the appropriate ticket here.  Books will also be available for purchase the night of the event or at any Anderson's location beforehand.

More about "Wishtree:"
The New York Times-bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope, now also in a special edition for adults.

Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . .

Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"  people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood.

You might say Red has seen it all.

Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very bestwriting from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.

More about Naperville Reads:
For several exciting days, residents engage in reading, discussing, and celebrating the same book.
When the Naperville READS authors come to town, they not only make presentations to the larger community, they also spend their time visiting local schools and community groups.
Naperville READS is primarily funded by a SECA grant from the City of Naperville.

Sponsoring organizations include Jumping Off the Page*, Naperville Community Unit School District 203, Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204, Naperville Public Library, and Anderson's Bookshop.  Jumping Off the Page is a registered 501 (c) (3).

Seating is first come, first served. Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time.  We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us.

Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.

PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author's and publisher's wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books.  Anderson's Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event.  Your understanding is appreciated.


Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College (View)
171 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Anderson's Bookshop
On BPT Since: Sep 16, 2015
Anderson's Bookshops

Contact us
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2019 Mobile EN ES FR